PMUG: 2.0 Productivity Tools


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A talk given on January 8th, 2008 to the Princeton Macintosh Users's Group.

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PMUG: 2.0 Productivity Tools

  1. 1. Enhancing Productivity with Web 2.0 Tools Presented for the Princeton Macintosh Users’ Group 01/08/08 Presented by: Janie Hermann Princeton Public Library Dark Room +/or WriteRoom
  2. 2. Web 2.0 is… <ul><li>A Social, Collaborative Web, defined by trends and sites such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs/RSS - Wikis - Podcasts – Tagging Social software – Facebook - MySpace - - furl - Flickr - IM – lastfm - Folksonomies - Mashups </li></ul>
  3. 3. Web 2.0 is … <ul><li>The Read/Write Web </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory and Social </li></ul><ul><li>Information consumers and contributors are often one in the same </li></ul><ul><li>But what does this really mean? </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Machine is Us/ing Us
  5. 5. Why were YOU chosen by TIME? … because 2006 was a “story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It's about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people's network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It's about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.”
  6. 6. Website Traffic Graph comparing, and
  7. 7. Tim O’Reilly’s Concise Explanation Source:
  8. 8. The Web as Platform <ul><li>Virtual Applications </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-Ups </li></ul><ul><li>Recombinations </li></ul><ul><li>User-Generated Apps </li></ul><ul><li>Perpetual Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Online Storage </li></ul><ul><li>Online Office Suites </li></ul>
  9. 9. Harnessing the Hive Wikis Folksonomies User- Based Tagging The Wisdom of the Crowds Bottom up Classification Schemes Photo by dotpolka Source:
  10. 10. Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions emailed for downloading </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 18. Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>Import pictures from your PC or online </li></ul><ul><li>Some features require premium subscription </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 19. Picnik
  13. 20. Picnik
  14. 21. Picnik
  15. 22. Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 30. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
  17. 32. Writeboard <ul><li>Shareable web-based text documents </li></ul><ul><li>Write something online, then share it </li></ul><ul><li>Track all changes by all editors </li></ul><ul><li>Compare changes between two versions </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  18. 33. Writeboard
  19. 37. Writeboard
  20. 38. WriteRoom <ul><li>Full screen writing environment </li></ul><ul><li>Write without distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Created specifically for use on Mac OS </li></ul><ul><li>PC version is called Dark Room </li></ul><ul><li>Requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  21. 42. Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to call a toll-free number and have a spoken note transcribed then texted, or e-mailed to yourself – or to anyone else you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-JOTT-123 </li></ul>
  22. 46. Omnidrive <ul><li>Access, edit and share your files from anywhere in your web browser </li></ul><ul><li>1GB size and 5GB transfer per month free </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  23. 47. Omnidrive
  24. 48. Omnidrive
  25. 49. Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list </li></ul><ul><li>Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account </li></ul><ul><li>Share your lists with others via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Save for future reference – great for packing lists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 53. Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  27. 54. Senduit
  28. 55. Senduit
  29. 56. Senduit
  30. 57. Senduit
  31. 58. Senduit
  32. 59. Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Create a social network with others who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  33. 66. How to locate “Freebies” <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 101 Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>The Webware 100 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Filehippo (freeware with some shareware) </li></ul>Constantly Scan Tech Blogs,Tech News Sites and the Popular Media!
  34. 69. This is just the proverbial … Tip of the Iceberg
  35. 70. Discussion Time … and Questions and Comments and Feedback!
  36. 71. Contact me: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides will be hosted at: